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Chris Bean

With over 30 years’ experience, Chris brings knowledge and understanding to his role as Director and has been pivotal in making Walsh what it is today. He remains passionate about structural and civil engineering bringing financial, contractual and technical knowledge to his role as a Director for many high profile projects. Chris specialises in refurbishment and relishes the challenge of restoring structures to their former glory. He also has a natural ability to manage large groups and liaise with clients effectively, allowing everyone’s views, concerns and ideas to be considered throughout each project.

With a unique approachable intelligence, Chris is popular among clients. Many comment that he exhibits a quiet confidence at meetings and that he remains diligent and committed at all times. He puts these qualities to further good use by helping to develop the Walsh graduate recruitment scheme and the professional development system. These programmes thrive as a result of Chris’s enthusiasm and personal input. Another passion of Chris’s came into play when he directed the Hartley’s Jam factory refurbishment. An ideal blend of new build and existing, this project was complex to coordinate and relied upon a fully collaborative team. Chris orchestrated this setup perfectly, with a proud project team and a striking finished build at the end of the job.

“Engineering has proven to be my perfect mix of science, art and technical skill.”


  • Joined Walsh: 1995
  • Qualifications: BSc(Eng) CEng ACGI
  • Memberships: MICE MIStructE


Chris Bean Projects

The Light, Friends House

A key challenge on this project was constructing the works in an active building. Sections were designed to be installed in discreet packages so that...

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38 King Street

A complex re-arrangement of the architectural layout required innovative and sympathetic structural design solutions. This is a high profile...

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Goodmans Fields, London

This mixed-use seven-acre development in East London incorporated our expertise in high-rise structures and design skills in reinforced...

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Windsor House

On St James’s street in SW1A, this development included demolishing the original building, and erecting a new one which included a new double...

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Loampit Vale, Lewisham

We used our specialists in structural and sustainable engineering to develop the site for The Renaissance scheme at Loampit Vale. Despite the...

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Hartley’s Jam Factory

Part refurbishment, part new build, this project was an interesting blend of the past and present and created a living and working destination within...

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Egyptian Ambassadors Residence

The Egyptian Ambassadors residence is an impressive Grade 1 listed Georgian building in the heart of Mayfair that required aesthetic refurbishment...

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